Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The blanket that has sleeves

I am the proud owner of a pink Snuggie! My beloved surprised me with one tonight and I am wearing it right now. It is very cool, well actually it is very warm. Once size fits all - oh yeah! It is really big, I have had to roll the sleeves up and have it wrapped around my feet.

I like it! Thanks beloved.

Although the picture on the box shows the woman sitting on a plane wearing her Snuggie, I am not sure I'll be taking mine traveling, but I will be wearing it around the house this winter.

Back again

Well we are back from another trip to North Carolina. It was mommy dearests 80th birthday and my beloved and I went to visit. My RI sister was there as well as the Col & family. We had a really nice time. It is amazing how the kids grow between visits. The nephew is a senior in high school and quite proud of his six pack. The niece a spitfire with a good back stroke.

We also managed to see Door Dyke and Spouse A. Spent some time on the beach with them watching dolphins. We also visited a little town near where they are living called Southport.

Southport is a tiny little town on the Cape Fear River, right up river from Wilmington. It was established in 1792 as Smithville and around 1808 it was renamed Southport. It is quite charming in old small town ways, lovely houses looking out over the river, little shops, great places to eat and a lovely young woman dressed in a black hoop dress carrying a lantern and telling ghost stories.

It seems that just about every where you go you can take a ghost tour and we found one in Southport. Katie Stewart grew up in Southport and got a history degree and actually put it to work. She runs Old South Tour Company and wanders the ally ways, streets and burial grounds of Southport in a swear to god hoop skirt. When you walk behind her, it looks like she is floating. Of course the could have had something to do with the fact that it was dark, she was carrying a lantern and ghosts were jumping out at us.

It was really a good time and I recommend it if you happen to be in the area.

We also went into Wilmington for a few hours. We took a trolley tour (yes, I am a Tourist with a capital T). Must go back and spend some more time in Wilmington, would love to explore the historic area more. Oh and they have a ghost tour!

We had a lovely time with J&P and will see them again when we return to NC in June.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hmm................. back to 1

Regarding the interracial couple refused a marriage license.

Gee wish I'd said this:

Stacy from St. Augustine, Florida writes:

What’s the problem? He said that he has piles of black friends and they use the bathroom in his house. It’s good of him to look out for those biracial children. You know how they turn out. Grow up go to Harvard and become the President of the United States.

Hmm........ 2

"Selection of minivans by bears in Yosemite National Park was the likely consequence of efforts to maximize caloric gain and minimize costs by targeting vehicles with higher probabilities of payoff. ... The trade-off between food acquisition and penal actions by humans likely pressured bears to target vehicles with the highest probability of attaining food,"

Does anyone understand this? Better yet, does any actually believe that bears sit around and talk about the pros and cons of breaking into a Honda Mini Van vs a Toyota SUV or Chevy Camero?


Interracial couple denied marriage license.

Yes, this happened in 2009. Amazing?

What I find really amazing is this quote from the ACLU lawyer:

"It is really astonishing and disappointing to see this come up in 2009," said American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana attorney Katie Schwartzmann. She said the Supreme Court ruled in 1967 "that the government cannot tell people who they can and cannot marry."

I guess she means for anyone other than us gay folk.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hands Free

As anyone that drives in California knows, the first lady of California is not the only one that breaks the law. As I drive back and forth to work, I see people holding their cells up to their ears and yaking away. I wonder where are the police, I mean if I see them all over the roads, how come they don't?

Today I saw three on the way home. Two regular people and one driving a State of California car.

How come I can't pull up to a red zone at a Bart station to pick up my beloved without not one, but two Alameda Country Sheriffs pulling up behind me and telling me to move and then giving me a $250 ticket???

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Evil walks among us

Sometimes I think I cannot be surprised by the awful things I read about. This story is one of the worst. I find it so scary that people can do this to each other, that someone could walk up to another person and throw something flammable on them and set them on fire. Then what made it even worse that one of the boys laughed.

Where do they come from. Who taught them right from wrong - or maybe that is the point - nobody. If they can do something like this in their young teens, what can we look forward to as they grow older?

The Rainy Season

Rain started last night, waking up in the middle of then night and hearing the pitter patter of the rain on the roof is always nice. Then comes the reality of getting to work in the damn stuff. Why is it that people think that they can drive at the same speed, weave in and out of traffic, be just as stupid as if the sun was shining?

It took me about and hour and a half to get to work this morning and every inch was painful. Then it rained all day and then the ride home. 580 is now not just full of trash and potholes, it is now full of really wet trash and little ponds full of water.

Ah, California you used to have the best roads,w here are they now?

And the end of a perfect day weather wise - a 3.8 earthquake just a few minutes ago.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Just wondering

Tonight my beloved and I were behind a car from Indiana, the license plate had In God We Trust on it in pretty big letters. Of course, this started me thinking. What about the people that don't trust in god, what do they have on their plates? I don't think so? Or those that question their trust in god, what do they have on their plates? Maybe I trust in god?

So of course I had to call on my favorite research tool and find out. So, in the state of Indiana, you have your choice from 75 different plates. You can get a Lewis and Clark plate, or a Free Mason plate (I thought they were supposed to keep their membership secret), and lets not forget the Black Expo plate. All of which can be purchased for an extra fee in the Organizational section.

The In God We Trust on the other hand has no extra charge and is in the list of standard plates available. I for one would think it should also be included under the Organizational section, cause after all aren't Christians an organization?

Friday, October 9, 2009


I am watching TV and an ad came on for Macy's. This in itself is not weird, but the fact that Ali Mcgraw is in it. Have not seen her in a very long time, where has she been and what has she been doing?

I guess love means never having to say you're sorry for doing a Macy's commercial.

Do you think she needs the money?

Maybe she and Ryan O'Neil should get together and do another movie? No, that would be weird too.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Meeting a story teller

Last night my beloved, my friend Cowgirl and I went down to Mountain View to go to a book signing of our favorite author. Diana Gabaldon the author of the Outlander series was in town to talk a little and sign her new book. If you are not familiar with the Outlander series, it is the story of a young woman named Claire who is a nurse in 1945, she and her husband have been apart for most of the last 8 years due to WWII. They go to Scotland on a second honeymoon to get to know each other again and so that the husband can do a little historical research on his family. Claire goes exploring one day and walks thru a broken stone in a circle of stones and comes out the other side, still in Scotland, but in 1743.

"Why is it always about 200 years?"

If you enjoy historical fiction, get a crane and pick up the first book. You won't be sorry.

Anyway, Ms. Galbaldon spoke about the way she came to write these books (kilts played a big part) and how she writes. She is funny, smart and a great story teller.

I have turned quite a few people onto this series, but as much as I might love you, don't ask to borrow my books. Get your own.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

They Made It!

Well my little sister has quit the spy business and taken her puppies and moved lock stock and barrel to Chili to join her girlfriend, the rocket scientist, for an adventure. I am so excited for them all and can't wait to visit them. Check out the link on this page to their blog and the adventures of bringing Dos Grande Perros from Baltimore to Chili.

580 Crap

Yes, I am back to complaining about 580. There is so much crap on it that wonder are there any hubcaps left on peoples cars? Are there any shoes left on little children's feet? Are there anymore assholes anywhere else? Because they all seem to drive in front of me, behind me, next to me. Do they do it just to piss me off? I do sometimes wonder if I piss them off as much as they do me? Impossible!